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25th of April 1607 EVENT Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.
25th of April 1644 EVENT The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
25th of April 1707 EVENT The Habsburg army is defeated by Bourbon army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.
25th of April 1792 EVENT Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
25th of April 1792 EVENT La Marseillaise (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
25th of April 1804 EVENT The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire
25th of April 1829 EVENT Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
25th of April 1846 EVENT Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
25th of April 1847 EVENT The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.
25th of April 1849 EVENT The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
25th of April 1859 EVENT British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.
25th of April 1861 EVENT American Civil War: The Union Army arrives in Washington, D.C.
25th of April 1862 EVENT American Civil War: Forces under Union Admiral David Farragut demand the surrender of the Confederate city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
25th of April 1864 EVENT American Civil War: The Battle of Marks' Mills.
25th of April 1898 EVENT Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
25th of April 1901 EVENT New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.
25th of April 1214 BIRTHDAY King Louis IX of France (d. 1270)
25th of April 1228 BIRTHDAY Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1254)
25th of April 1284 BIRTHDAY King Edward II of England (d. 1327)
25th of April 1287 BIRTHDAY Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England (d. 1330)
25th of April 1502 BIRTHDAY Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (d. 1574)
25th of April 1599 BIRTHDAY Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (d. 1658)
25th of April 1608 BIRTHDAY Gaston, Duke of Orleans, French politician (d. 1660)
25th of April 1621 BIRTHDAY Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (d. 1679)
25th of April 1694 BIRTHDAY Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect (d. 1753)
25th of April 1710 BIRTHDAY James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer (d. 1776)
25th of April 1725 BIRTHDAY Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1786)
25th of April 1767 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (d. 1847)
25th of April 1770 BIRTHDAY Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
25th of April 1775 BIRTHDAY Charlotte of Spain, Spanish Infanta and queen of Portugal (d. 1830)
25th of April 1776 BIRTHDAY Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)
25th of April 1843 BIRTHDAY Alice of the United Kingdom, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1878)
25th of April 1849 BIRTHDAY Felix Klein, German mathematician (d. 1925)
25th of April 1850 BIRTHDAY Luise Adolpha Le Beau, German composer (d. 1927)
25th of April 1851 BIRTHDAY Leopoldo Alas y Urena, a.k.a. "Clarin", Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
25th of April 1862 BIRTHDAY Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, British politician (d. 1933)
25th of April 1868 BIRTHDAY John Bevins Moisant, American aviator (d. 1910)
25th of April 1873 BIRTHDAY Walter de la Mare, English poet (d. 1956)
25th of April 1874 BIRTHDAY Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (d. 1937)
25th of April 1897 BIRTHDAY Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (d. 1965)
25th of April 1898 BIRTHDAY Fred Haney, baseball player (d. 1977)
25th of April 1900 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
25th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
25th of April 1903 BIRTHDAY Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1987)
25th of April 1905 BIRTHDAY George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1986)
25th of April 1906 BIRTHDAY William J. Brennan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1997)
25th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (d. 1965)
25th of April 1909 BIRTHDAY William Pereira, American architect (d. 1985)
25th of April 1913 BIRTHDAY Nikolaos Roussen, Greek naval officer in World War II (d. 1944)
25th of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Ross Lockridge, Jr., American writer (d. 1948)
25th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)
25th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (d. 2006)
25th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer (d. 1995)
25th of April 1921 BIRTHDAY Karel Appel, Dutch painter (d. 2006)
25th of April 1923 BIRTHDAY Melissa Hayden, American ballerina (d. 2006)
25th of April 1923 BIRTHDAY Albert King, American musician (d. 1992)
25th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Franco Mannino, Italian composer (d. 2005)
25th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Sammy Drechsel, German journalist, film director, and cabaret performer (d. 1986)
25th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Kay E. Kuter, American actor (d. 2003)
25th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Gertrude Frohlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
25th of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Corin Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (d. 2009)
25th of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist
25th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Yvette Williams, first woman New Zealander to go to Olympics
25th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Paul Mazursky, American film director and writer
25th of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician (d. 1980)
25th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball player
25th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY William Roache, British television actor (Coronation Street)
25th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Jerry Leiber, American composer
25th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Joyce Ricketts, American baseball player [AAGPBL] (d. 1992)
25th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer
25th of April 1935 BIRTHDAY April Ashley, English model
25th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Ton Schulten, Dutch artist
25th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate
25th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Al Pacino, American actor
25th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Jochen Borchert, German politician
25th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Bertrand Tavernier, French director, screenwriter and actor
25th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Princess Muna al-Hussein, of Jordan
25th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Jon Kyl, American politician, junior senator of Arizona
25th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Katsuji Adachi, Japanese professional wrestler
25th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Len Goodman, English dancer
25th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Stu Cook, American rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
25th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Bjorn Ulvaeus, Swedish singer and songwriter (ABBA)
25th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Richard C. Hoagland, American conspiracy theorist
25th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian politician
25th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Talia Shire, American actress
25th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Johan Cruijff, Dutch footballer
25th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor
25th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Yu Shyi-kun, former Premier of Taiwan
25th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Vicente Pernia, Argentine footballer
25th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
25th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY James Fenton, English poet
25th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Peter Jurasik, American actor
25th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Steve Ferrone, English drummer
25th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Ian McCartney, British Member of Parliament
25th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Ketil Bj?rnstad, Norwegian pianist
25th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Vladislav Tretiak, Soviet ice hockey player
25th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Ron Clements, American animation director
25th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor
25th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Christopher Tyng, American composer
25th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Americo Gallego, Argentine footballer
25th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Jaroslava Schallerova, Czech actress
25th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Fish, Scottish singer and lyricist (ex-Marillion)
25th of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Dominique Blanc, French actress
25th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Bruce Redman, Australian film producer
25th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Dinesh D'Souza, American author
25th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY David Moyes, Everton Football Club manager
25th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Hank Azaria, American actor and voice actor
25th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Andy Bell, English singer and songwriter (Erasure)
25th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Simon Fowler, English musician (Ocean Colour Scene)
25th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Eric Avery, American musician (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear)
25th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Mark Bryant, American basketball player
25th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY James Stacy Barbour, American actor and singer
25th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Diego Dominguez, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
25th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Erik Pappas, Greek-American baseball player
25th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Joe Buck, American sports broadcaster
25th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Darren Woodson, American football player
25th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Renee Zellweger, American actress
25th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Gina Torres, American actress
25th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Jason Lee, American actor
25th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Jason Wiles, American actor
25th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Sara Baras, Spanish flamenco dancer
25th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Tomoko Kawakami, voice actress, Japanese Seiyuu
25th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin)
25th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Dean Phoenix American gay pornographic actor
25th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Emily Bergl, British-American actress
25th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Jacque Jones, American baseball player
25th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Rainer Schuttler, German tennis player
25th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Tim Duncan, American basketball player
25th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Gilberto, Brazilian footballer
25th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer
25th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Kim Jong Kook, South Korean singer
25th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Marguerite Moreau, American actress
25th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Paavo Siljamaki, Finnish musician
25th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
25th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Matthew West, American Christian singer
25th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Leticia Birkheuer, Brazilian model
25th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Matt Walker, British Paralympic swimmer
25th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor
25th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer
25th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player
25th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist
25th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Dwone Hicks, American football player
25th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY John McFall, British Paralympic sprinter
25th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Felipe Massa, Brazilian Formula One driver
25th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Anja Parson, Swedish skier
25th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Brian Barton, American baseball player
25th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Monty Panesar, English cricketer for England
25th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Marco Russo, Italian footballer
25th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY DeAngelo Williams, American football player
25th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY J.P. Howell, American baseball player
25th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Joanne Peh, Singaporean actress
25th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Robert Andino, American baseball player
25th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Andre' Woodson, American football player
25th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Melonie Diaz, American actress
25th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Jadyn Maria, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter
25th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Giedo van der Garde, Dutch racing driver
25th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Johann Smith, American soccer player
25th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Jay Park, b-boy & musician, part of Art of Movement
25th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player
25th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama
25th of April 1990 BIRTHDAY Taylor Walker, Australian Rules football player
25th of April 1996 BIRTHDAY Allisyn Ashley Arm, American child actress
25th of April 0068 DEATH Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
25th of April 1077 DEATH Geza I of Hungary (Born 1040)
25th of April 1265 DEATH Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, English crusader
25th of April 1295 DEATH King Sancho IV of Castile
25th of April 1472 DEATH Leon Battista Alberti, Italian artist, poet, and philosopher (Born 1404)
25th of April 1516 DEATH John Yonge, English diplomat (Born 1467)
25th of April 1566 DEATH Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France (Born 1499)
25th of April 1566 DEATH Louise Labe, French poet
25th of April 1595 DEATH Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (Born 1544)
25th of April 1605 DEATH Naresuan, King of Siam (Born 1555)
25th of April 1644 DEATH Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor of China (Born 1611)
25th of April 1660 DEATH Henry Hammond, English churchman (Born 1605)
25th of April 1690 DEATH David Teniers the Younger, Flemish artist (Born 1610)
25th of April 1740 DEATH Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (Born 1699)
25th of April 1744 DEATH Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (Born 1701)
25th of April 1770 DEATH Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (Born 1700)
25th of April 1800 DEATH William Cowper, English poet (Born 1731)
25th of April 1840 DEATH Simeon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (Born 1781)
25th of April 1875 DEATH Trinley Gyatso, 12th Dalai Lama (Born 1857)
25th of April 1878 DEATH Anna Sewell, English author (Born 1820)
25th of April 1891 DEATH Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (Born 1811)
25th of April 1892 DEATH Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (Born 1840)
25th of April 1906 DEATH John Knowles Paine, American composer (Born 1839)
25th of April 1911 DEATH Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (Born 1862)
25th of April 1915 DEATH Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (Born 1830)
25th of April 1919 DEATH Augustus D. Juilliard, music patron (Born 1836)
25th of April 1923 DEATH Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian politician (Born 1840)
25th of April 1928 DEATH Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian counter-revolutionary (Born 1878)
25th of April 1937 DEATH Micha? Drzyma?a, Polish rebel (Born 1857)
25th of April 1943 DEATH Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (Born 1858)
25th of April 1944 DEATH George Herriman, cartoonist (Born 1880)
25th of April 1944 DEATH Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (Born 1859)
25th of April 1968 DEATH John Tewksbury, American athlete (Born 1876)
25th of April 1972 DEATH George Sanders, British actor (Born 1906)
25th of April 1973 DEATH Olga Grey, Hungarian-born American silent actress (Born 1896)
25th of April 1975 DEATH Mike Brant, Israeli singer (Born 1947)
25th of April 1976 DEATH Markus Reiner, Israeli scientist (Born 1886)
25th of April 1976 DEATH Carol Reed, English film producer and director (Born 1906)
25th of April 1978 DEATH Lee Kim Lai, Singaporean police officer (Born 1960)
25th of April 1980 DEATH Katia Mann, wife of German writer Thomas Mann (Born 1883)
25th of April 1982 DEATH John Cody, American cardinal (Born 1907)
25th of April 1983 DEATH William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (Born 1897)

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